Friday, May 30, 2014
Celebrities: Are you kidding me? Edition
So. We have two celebrities who, in the past two days, have said amazingly stupid things. My previous blog is about spreading kindness and I'm sticking to it, I swear. I am kindly, for their own sake, telling celebs to SHUT THE HELL UP! The two celebs who have uttered stupidity are Gwyneth "I can't speak without my pretentiousness oozing out of me" Paltrow and Charlize "I need to look up the definition of rape and realize it's not even close" Theron. Those close to me know of my utter distain for Gwyneth after she made a bunch of rude comments regarding single mothers years ago. She has not shut up in years and everything she says is so out of touch and ridiculous that it's almost funny. She decided to compare herself and her being cyber "bullied" as going through war saying: ""It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. ". Ummm...ok. There are other things she could have said like, but not limited to: "It hurts my feelings but I'm an adult so I can choose to NOT read comments about me". Or "it's mean spirited and I can choose to NOT read the comments". But no. Because she apparently she doesn't know how to NOT read the comments? Is she sleeping on cots in the dessert praying that she doesn't get shot by the enemy, watching her friends go through the same thing and reading mean comments about herself??? SERIOUSLY!?!?! Those people put their lives on the line EVERY SINGLE MINUTE of the day. What does she do? Give interviews with her opinions on how tough she has it compared to working mom's with "regular" jobs. I am going to kindly tell her to get her oversized head out of her string bean ass and shut her mouth for good. See that? That was kind compared to what I really want to say! #kindness. Now Charlize saddened me as I actually like her. I think she's a good actress and she does a lot of activism/charity. But this comment kind of threw me: "“When you start living in that world, and doing that, that you start feeling, I guess, raped.” And when the interviewer pressed her, asking, “That strong?” she answered, “Well, when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe it’s just me. Some people might relish in all that stuff ,but there are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred and I am very protective over them.” I get where she's coming from, I truly do. It must not be fun to out run the paparazzi with your child who did NOT choose that life. I get it. But to compare it to rape??? That's a little too far. I think all celebs should take a course in humility and interviewing from Angelina Jolie. Say whatever you want about her, but she was recently quoted as saying "Listen, it does get annoying sometimes but I know I live a privileged life. And I'm extremely grateful for it for myself and my children. And in life, you have to take the good with the bad.” THAT is how to give an interview. That is how to come across humble, grateful and smart.